遊記travel • san francisco getaway // 北加舊金山三天兩夜 文青之旅 - 03

 


hooray! here comes my final sf trip post! actually i'm kinda surprised that i finished the whole series within 6 months lol. if you want to catch up previous posts, click here & here

so after palace of fine arts, we headed to the exporatorium at pier 15. it's a very special museum that helps the visitor to explore the world through science, art, and human perception. there're hundreds of participatory exhibit/workshop inside. we didn't go in this time coz of time limitation, but already decided to take mr. liao there again, he will definitely enjoy it! we checked out their giftshop (tons of weird & fun stuff!) then walked around the pier.
our next stop is pier 14. an extremely long pier, extending way out into the bay, with amazing views of the bay bridge and the city. those round chairs are specially designed to spin non-stop! (and while you spin, you get to view the whole 360° around you). we were spinning til' we almost puked lol. 
then it's time for dinner! we went to the house located in china town. they served the best asian fusion! although the wait was crazy (we waited for almost an hour) but i think it's well worth it. we ordered grilled sea bass w/ garlic noodles, wasabi noodles w/ flatiron steak, and pork chop w/ pomegranate sauce. all of them were super tasty! highly recommend this place if you like more heavy dishes. but make sure to make reservation ahead of time tho.

the last day of our trip, we woke up really early just to avoid the crowd/wait of a famous brunch place. originally we were planing to eat at dottie’s true blue café, but unfortunately it was closed due to emergency that day... there were many people like us standing in front of the restaurant and frowned when they saw the notice :(
our backup brunch place is mission beach café, it's also pretty famous but we got our seats pretty fast coz it was still early in the morning lol. we got the popular mushroom benedictbrioche french toast, and duck confit hash. make sure you add the extra bacon for the benedict. my goodness the bacons were freaking delicious!! 
then we went to painted ladies (alamo square) and had a good view of the stunning victorian houses & the city. 

after that we headed back to our airbnb, packing & checking out. our last stop before we leave sf was cortland avenue in bernal heights. succulence was the main reason that made us go there. it's a cute little shop that sell all sorts of succulents! (yes i'm a big fan of succulents <3) i picked up a few little guys & even an airplant. another great shop across succulence was the epicurean trader, a shop that sells natural artisan food & drink, with gorgeous packaging! i just wished i could buy every single item inside of that shop! 

alrighty, here's the end of my san fran travel guide. i hope you enjoy reading them :) my next goal is to finish the korea trip series, then the most recent japan one. stay tuned! 

 

離開palace of fine arts, 我們接著來到pier 15的exporatorium探索博物館
它是一個有關科學, 藝術, 和人類感官的特殊博物館,
館內有上百個科學設施可以親身體驗 自己動手玩!

我已經默默決定下次要帶廖先生好好參觀~  感覺他會在那玩上一整天啊!
這次人多而且時間也不夠, 我們就只有在外面晃, 然後逛了一下紀念品店

exploratorium
pier 15 (embarcadero @ green st.), san francisco, ca 94111 /   (415) 528-4444
tuesday–sunday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
thursday evening (18+): 6:00–10:00 p.m.
monday: closed


因為功課沒做足 (其實是地圖沒看懂..)  我以為pier 14就在pier 15的不遠處
所以帶著大家沿著bay trail逛大街..  然後越走越遠, 越走越冷, 越走越想死….. 哈哈哈哈

我們又冷又餓的走了將近20分鐘才終於來到pier 14
(還好沿路的風景很美麗)

阿那裡有什麼東西讓我腿斷都想去呢?

其實它只是一個很簡單的長長碼頭,
但一面向海, 一面向城市, 旁邊還有著bay bridge
很喜歡那邊的景色啊 (〃∀〃)

而且碼頭上那排圓圓的椅子是經過特殊設計,
坐上去可以轉360度欣賞四周風景, 重點是它不會停!! XDDD
我跟廖先生玩超久, 還錄了影片, 轉到整個頭暈想吐…  (笨蛋無誤)

(疑? 妳問sf影片在哪兒?  實不相瞞, 它可能永遠都不會出現了……)
(不要揍我啦.. edit實在是太花時間了加上其實因為第一次錄, 整個手晃模糊, 能看的片段根本沒幾個Orz)


看完pier 14, 我是認真在鐵腿了… 而且又好餓…. (´・_・`)
拖著蹣跚的步伐, 我們乘著夕陽慢慢往回走

cable car也算是sf的特色之一
雖然累但我還是在車站站了一陣 就為了等車來拍照XD


好不容易走回車上… 終於可以讓兩條腿休息一下下
出發去吃晚餐~ ~


我們來到china town, 吃一間review很好的asian fusion, 店名叫the house
見鬼的等了將近一個小時!!  (強烈建議事先預約)
但看在它是我認為這趟旅行中吃到最美味的一間餐廳, 就不跟它計較了(゚⊿゚)

the house店裡小小的, 桌子大概不超過10張, 偏偏生意又很好, 也難怪要等這麼久
室內燈光昏暗到不行, 照片拍得不好, 但是認真很好吃呀!  是中式口味的創意料理

grilled sea bass w/ garlic noodles
鱈魚非常鮮嫩多汁, 配上特製的薑蒜醬汁更是美味! 附的炒麵也好吃!

wasabi noodles w/ flatiron steak
姐姐點的芥末炒麵和牛排切片, 我好喜歡那個麵喔…. ♥ ♥

pork chop w/ pomegranate sauce
黑豚豬排配上很特別的石榴黑醋栗醬, 味道超對
美國的豬通常不是很可口, 因為腥味太重, 可是這道很ok!
長長那兩根是炸芋頭片, 增添另一個口感~

吃完晚餐我們在附近買了手搖飲料就回家休息了
(哈哈哈 不管到哪都要喝到珍奶才滿足, 完全是最佳珍奶代言人XDD)
 

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the house
1230 grant avenue, san francisco, ca 94133   /   (415) 986-8612


最後一天我們起了個清早, 大概7點就出門, 為的就是吃brunch!
因為計畫要去的那家(dottie’s true blue café) 生意實在太好,
不想要中午去排一小時隊, 所以硬是早上起床, 只能說吃貨的執著也是很驚人…

BUT!!!  來到店門口, 卻看到今日不開的標誌……….. (因為店家突然有急事orz)
除了我們還有好多其他人都是走到門前發現notice 然後唉唉叫地走開 (╥﹏╥)
沒辦法, 只能說運氣不好, 我們接著轉戰另外一家後補早午餐

mission beach café 也很受歡迎
我們抵達時還沒開門, 但waitlist上已經有好多人
(原來大家都這麼願意早起吃早餐 o_o)

等了一會兒就順利入座嘍
有印象的餐點是以下3個 (就別為難孕婦的記憶力了……)

mushroom benedict (add bacon)
喜歡蘑菇的人點它就對了~  然後那加點的厚片培根好吃到讓人想再單點個10份!  一點都不誇張!!

brioche french toast
我點了法國吐司, 熱呼呼的軟綿吐司沾著黑糖鮮奶油, 甜而不膩!

duck confit hash
(這個沒拍到)  廖先生點的鴨肉馬鈴薯煎餅, 鴨肉很香!

mission beach café 
198 guerrero street, san francisco, ca 94103   /   (415) 861-0198


飽餐一頓後, 我們接著來到painted ladies (alamo square)
painted ladies是一排長得一樣但不同馬卡龍色的可愛房子 ♥
而房子前方是一片草地廣場公園, 許多人會在那野餐溜狗曬曬太陽什麼的

從草地的方向往前看還能欣賞downtown sf, 天氣好時甚至可以看到金門大橋!
只不過我們去的幾天都是陰雨天.. 但還是覺得那排彩色屋子超可愛 (〃∀〃)

painted ladies
at hayes and steiner streets


如果沒記錯的話, 接下來我們先回到airbnb 整理行李/收拾/退房

**airbnb住宿小tip**
必竟是住在別人家, 不是hotel,
離開前能把屋子整理一下 歸回原狀是基本禮貌唷
我還蠻喜歡住airbnb因為價格比起許多hotel來的低,
而且真的會讓妳出門在外也有回到家的感覺!
整理其實也不用到很極致, 屋主都是會請專業清潔工去打掃的, 但至少不要太髒亂~
這樣子屋主也會給住客好的評價
(蠻多airbnb屋主收到租房request時都會看一下住客的評價,
如果不滿意是可以選擇不出租的喔!)

下一站是succulence, 它是一間多肉植物專賣店, 位於bernal heights的cortland ave
那條小路上有許多特別的餐廳和小店可以吃吃逛逛, 我個人很喜歡!

bernal heights已經有點在sf的邊界, 那裡幾乎沒什麼觀光客, 整個區域散發出一股悠閒artsy感
若不是因為身為多肉植物愛用者(?)  我們也不會跑到那兒去, 非常慶幸啊!

然後這幾天除了吃飯撒不少錢, 我和廖先生幾乎沒買東西
結果到了succulence整個大失血  哈哈哈

那裡有超多可愛翻天的多肉啊!!!  還買了觀望很久的空鳳airplant (就是手上那株)
店內時不時會開一些關於植物種植裝飾的課程, 要是我住sf一定報名!

succulence
402 cortland ave, bernal heights, san francisco, ca 94110   /   (415) 282-2212
hours: 10am-7pm everyday


cortland ave上另外一家逛很久的店是 the epicurean trader
專門販售來自美國當地的手工食品
經過他們的篩選, 店內只擺放成份天然加上包裝設計美麗的產品!

沒錯.. 這完全擊中吃貨設計師的要害啊!!  (((゚д゚)))

店裡所有東西我都想帶回家!
每一樣看起來都超好吃, 包裝又無敵誘人!!
最後帶走了一小盒粗鹽, 裡面有6種不同口味, 下面實物照是之前煎牛排時順便拍的

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the epicurean trader
401 cortland ave, bernal heights, san francisco, ca 94110   /   (415) 872-9484
sunday - wednesday 10am ~ 8pm
thursday - saturday 10am ~ 9pm


離開sf前我們去了在china town頗有名氣的港式點心鋪 good mong kok bakery 好旺角
當時下著雨還大排長龍!  有點不太記得買了些什麼… 但印象中味道普普啊..
而且裡面的阿姨們一個比一個兇 o_O
 

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好的, sf遊記總算是告一段落!  (撒花~~~)
雖然影片難產但文章能順利在半年內寫完 本人還是很感動啊hahaha
(這個部落客到底有多打混!?)

我把這趟旅行去的點都標在google map裡了, 有興趣的人可以參考使用

全部北加舊金山系列遊記在這:
遊記travel • san francisco getaway // 北加舊金山三天兩夜 文青之旅 - 01
遊記travel • san francisco getaway // 北加舊金山三天兩夜 文青之旅 - 02
遊記travel • san francisco getaway // 北加舊金山三天兩夜 文青之旅 - 03


接下來想要把韓國自助寫完, 再開始日本遊記!
wish me luck lol